The small town belongs to the municipality Chimeneas. The origins of the village dates back to the era of Muslim domination. In the years following after the Reconquista a strong immigration of Christian settlers to occupy the uninhabited town took place like in the rest of Granada, in the case of this hamlet the people mainly came from Murcia and Castilla la Nueva .
In the center of the town are two arches with five battlements, built by the Muslims. You can find also a medieval palace built by the duke and lord of Lachar. The church was an old Arab mosque where now the patron saint, Our Lady of Peace is located.
The viewpoint "El Mirador", a site located on the highest point of the well, where you can overlook the Vega of Granada, Sierra Nevada anf Sierra Elvira. Sima is a very ancient cave that served as a refuge for bandits, who came down from the mountains.
Castillo de Tajara (37°07′00″N 3°52′40″O)
Altitude: 857 meters
Population: 390 inhabitants (2011)
Distance to Granada: 33 km
Distance to the beach: 79 km (Motril)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 119 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 16 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high